Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The struggle goes on

Hi all.

Well I know I have been slack on the posting but the Warriors need to do a little more to keep me interested.

I was pleased to see the win over Cronulla although it is entirely meaningless at this stage of the season. As I sat basking in the London sun I took some pleasure in the fact that it was so unpleasant and cold during the Sharks match in Auckland that one of the poor Sharkeys got hypothermia in the changing sheds afterwards.

So sad to see that Webb is leaving, although he will clock 100 games for the Warriors this weekend vs the Cboys. Ropati thinks there is a still a lot to play for and in pride terms he is right but lets not fool ourselves. Unfortuantely Koopu is injured so will miss a match for the first time in 52 games.

The ramifications of the Faumuina alcohol fiasco are still doing the rounds. Not sure this drunken performance, as bad is it apparently was, can top Latu's debacle for the title of brain explosion of the year but I am prepared to listen to argument on the point. One point in the F mans favour is that he was actually in the Warrirors squad at the time of his indiscretion whilst Latu had already been axed.

Anyone who has any info on who this person might be please post it to this blog, if you are worried about violating the name supression order just email me and I will post it as the suppression order doesn't apply here.

On a lighter note Monty Betham has been suspended for two matches after delivering a classic Betham punchy performance in UK superleague.

Gorillasanti also continues to deny allegations that he stole $6000 from a team mates room whilst touring with the Kangaroos in 2003. This is interesting on two counts, first that people are still talking about it - this was three years ago. And second because some fool in the Aussie team not only had $6000 in cash on him but left it in his hotel room.

And just to keep the scandal ball rolling - the Broncoes have sacked Brett Seymour and Neville Costigan over their involvement in off-field incidents. Halfback Seymour had recently been accused of headbutting a woman in a Brisbane pub while Costigan was this week charged by police with drink driving. The Warriors should sign these guys as soon as possible.

1 comment:

wellington warrior said...

A Glorious Day At Mt Smart.
It turned out to be a mission to get there, what with my airline collapsing last week, so $230 odd extra later i had a flight with qantas to Auck to see my beloved warriors play the final home game of the season.
Was it worth it??? Hell yeah!!
There was an air of something special about to happen-a buzz from a crowd about double the size of this years average faithful, and the lone figures of 'Webby' & 'the pedestrian' leading the team out into a sweltering afternoon at the Mount-seriously, the mercury was threatening 20!
And we were not disappointed.
A roosters line drop-out was forced from the very first set, and we didn't have to wait much longer for the first try.
One way traffic from there-with a few minor aberrations (2 tries disallowed by the vid ref, & 2 intercepts leading to tries down the other end)but they never looked in any trouble at all.
Standouts for me-Ruben Wiki with a powerful first 10 minutes including a barnstorming try to get the momentum rolling.
Patrick Ah Van with his usual solid defence and a spectacular try assist.
And of course Jerome Ropati-the first week I dont put money on him to score a try he goes and gets 4! He discovered that the best way to the tryline is over the fullback rather than round him!
And the late mail....watch out for Epalahame Lauaki! Caused havoc with every hit up and a try reminiscent of the days of Mr Effective! A smoker for 2007.
Would have been nice to be gunning for the top 8, but who cares when you get the chance to see a woopin' like that!
Bring on the Bronc's and then 2007!